Atari 2600 ET game excavation confirmed by studio....

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    A Canadian studio has confirmed to the BBC it will search a former landfill site in New Mexico where Atari's much-criticised ET game may be buried.



    Fuel Entertainment has permission from the city of Alamogordo to excavate and is finalising funding for the project.


    The video game was among the first to be licensed from a film franchise and was based on the Spielberg film ET.
    Despite the success of the film the game was very badly received and Atari suffered huge financial losses.


    It was released at Christmas 1982 for the Atari 2600 console but many copies were returned and the game was given terrible reviews.


    Shortly afterwards the entire video games industry crashed, as PCs started to become more widespread.

    Urban legend
    In September 1983 the firm is said to have dumped millions of cartridges at the landfill site and buried them under concrete.

    Fuel Entertainment, which has offices in Canada and LA, has six months to carry out its search, to coincide with the 30th anniversary.



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    quoted for evidence
     
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    That game sucked
     
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    I have that game somewhere at my parent's house...it sucked
     
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    I had that game. They can not unearth that horror! :ohnoes:
     
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    Let those copies stay buried. It truly was the worst game ever. You could barely move E.T. around and I kept getting stuck in that pit and couldn't get out so I would just hit reset and start over.
     
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    That's the only one I specifically remember playing.....
     
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    holy shit i remember that god forsaken pit
     
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    Leave Cheri out of this
     
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    Once they dig it up, they'll play it and want to bury it again.
     
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    yeah I liked that game..but Pitfall has to be the 2600 all time best.
     
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    I traded a 1/4 gram of speed for a 2600 and like 20 games to some kid up my street, back inna day. Shit sucked
     
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    I think it's a waste of money but I don't really have a problem with it since it's a private company wasting their own money. Do they think they'll recoup their losses by finding the cartridges and reselling them?
     
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    That's one anniversary that should be forgotten.
     
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    :pissed::facepalm: